Tartaglia, J (2020) Philosophy in a Technological World Gods and Titans. Bloomsbury Academic, ? - ? (256). ISBN 1350070106

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How should philosophy respond to this? James Tartaglia examines the place of philosophy in a world where our rapidly expanding technological powers make philosophical reflection more important than ever. Philosophy has come to seem like a specialist interest with little or no influence on our lives. On the contrary, argues James Tartaglia, it was the philosophy of materialism which taught us to turn from the gods to seek practical assistance from the titans, thereby reversing the moral of an ancient Greek myth to inspire the building of today’s technological world. As the largely unreflected belief-system it has now become, materialism continues to steer the direction of technological development, while making us think this direction is inevitable. By drawing on neglected idealist traditions of philosophy, Tartaglia argues for a new way of looking at reality which asserts our freedom to choose, reaffirms and builds upon our ordinary, everyday understanding, and motivates us to convert technological innovation into a process driven by public rationality and consent. With discussions ranging from consciousness, determinism and personal identity, to post-truth culture, ego-death and video games, this clear and accessible book will be of wide interest.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The final version of this manuscript and all relevant information related to it can be found online at; https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/philosophy-in-a-technological-world-gods-and-titans/
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 11:49
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 11:49
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9455

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